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Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 15:59:46

Any mums on here with kids with behavioural difficulties in Year 11?

Care to join me for counting down the days till they leave? Just 8 weeks left providing he doesn't do anything too extreme and get excluded !!!

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 17:23:00

.. and then what? confused

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 17:54:36

Well after all the stress, phonecalls and meetings that I have had to endure I think a large bottle of wine grin

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 17:55:16

Oh and a huge pat on our backs!

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 18:07:17

..and then what?

What's the plan for post-school?

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 18:09:24

Full time college which is only 3 days so hoping he may enjoy it more. What about yours?

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 18:45:59

Oh - he's a lot older than yours and now looking for a job.

Hope he like college. It's very different to school - much better!

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 20:19:59

How's job searching going? I know it's tough for young people. How was the school experience for you?

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 20:49:59

How was the school experience for you?

Horrendous! Too much to go into in detail but ended up with DS suing and winning.

Job search has been going since Oct. No interviews yet. sad

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 20:59:45

Good for you. School or should I say schoolS have been awful for us too. Just trying to stay sane these next few months. Does you son have a diagnosis? If so do you have a local Remploy? I know they help people to find work but they must have a diagnosis of something.

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 21:08:24

Yes, Aspergers. No, nothing like that local to us. NAS have Prospect which helps people find jobs but only if you're in Scotland or Ireland sad

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 21:18:30

Don't get me started. I'm so angry about the lack of opportunities for young people. They have taken away their support for them, insist they get a job and there just aren't the jobs out there!! angry

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 21:20:24

Our experience of FE was actually very positive. The college had a very good learning support team. Have you made contact with them yet?

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 21:23:52

Not yet just done s139a. We just need to choose a campus. He wants to go to the campus farthest away. Think he wants a fresh start. I'm just praying he comes into his own once he leaves school. I may be deluded lol, but I'm really hopeful!!!

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 21:53:27

Don't blame him wanting a fresh start - he's probably sick fed up of the tossers he went to school with.

Does that mean he would have to live away from home?

Sisi13 Wed 12-Feb-14 22:19:14

Oh no, it's a local college just a bit further away. 2 bus rides rather than a 10 min walk. He's hopeless at getting up so Closer would be better, but I need him to enjoy it so may let him go to the one further away.

wetaugust Wed 12-Feb-14 23:04:36

Wow! 2 bus rides would have been too much for my DS!

It sounds as though he's going to acquire some useful independence skills.

Wishing him the very best experience there.

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